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The Informed Parent
Louis P. Theriot, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Why Two Doses of MMR and Chickenpox Vaccines?

One used to be protected from measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox with one set of vaccines. Now we must receive two sets. Why?

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What’s Up Doc?

Apr. 06, 2017

Is there poison in my baby’s first food?/ How safe are our playgrounds and what can we do to improve them?/ What is the difference between Influenza A and Influenza B?

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Toddler’s Fracture

Mar. 03, 2017

Justin couldn’t verbalize the exact location of the “hurt” but his body language indicated there was something more than a mere sprain.

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What’s Up Doc?

Feb. 07, 2017

A vaccination for rotavirus; repeated doses of antenatal corticosteroid shows no effect on the health in later childhood; risk of febrile seizures extremely small when given vaccination concurrently with PC V and DTaP.

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What’s Up Doc?

Dec. 01, 2016

Phototherapy and Type 1 Diabetes? Staphylococcus aureus changes.

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Time to Recover

Oct. 04, 2016

Our children are inundated with such tight schedules they suffer from lack of down time. Help them to work out a balanced time schedule.

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